I wish you from my heart a very inspired New Year!
At the beginning of each year, there are always new things which I plan to do.
This year, I decided to start writing a very simple diary – mon « petit journal » – to share with you the wonderful things I experienced through music… and all things arround music which are equally important.
As my sister and I grew up in Europe, on New Year day, our mother would cook the traditional Japanese dishes to preserve our tradition.
Here are some examples of foods used in preparing Osechi-ryōri (御節料理 or お節料理), traditional Japanese New Year dishes:
Zōni (雑煮), a soup of mochi rice cakes in broth. First thing to eat on New Year day. Konbu (昆布), seaweed – symbolizes joy Gobō (牛蒡 or ゴボウ), burdock root – longevity Kuro-mame (黒豆), black soy beans – health Kazunoko (数の子), herring roe – fertility Tazukuri (田作り), dried anchovies – abundant harvest
Each dish has its meaning-this is how 2013 started !